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School Teacher in Local Area Atlas Volunteers

Atlas Volunteers

School Teacher in Local Area
Abetifi, Ghana Atlas Volunteers Agency | Atlas Volunteers
With total flexibility you will be able to choose from helping at a lower primary class up to secondary school. Providing support and assistance to struggling classes.
Crèche & Nursery Teacher
Abetifi, Ghana Atlas Volunteers Agency | Atlas Volunteers
Providing assistance to nursery/creche classes where teachers struggle with large numbers of students. Supporting the basic foundations of education in the children.
Rural Healthcare Assistant
Abetifi, Ghana Atlas Volunteers Agency | Atlas Volunteers
Supporting local communities with basic medical procedures, providing outreach services and updating health registers.
Building & Painting Team
Abetifi, Ghana Atlas Volunteers Agency | Atlas Volunteers
Improving local facilities by renovating unsafe structures and creating positive learning environments through painting and creative wall displays.

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Project Details

Atlas Volunteers is an NGO providing FREE personalised volunteerism trips in Ghana.

Who We Are?

We're a team of volunteers and philanthropists aiming to develop the rural area of Kwahu in the Eastern Region of Ghana. We met whilst volunteering in Ghana and have seven years volunteerism and coordinating experience.

What We Do?

Working with our partnered organisations and sponsors we can offer free volunteering placements. Primarily focusing on Education and Health we aim to enhance focus on the areas of Sanitation, Housing, Agriculture, Social Enterprises, Adult Welfare and Sports Development in the near future.
By providing volunteer placements and raising funds we aim to relieve some of the burden on the local facilities.

Where We Work?

We work in the semi-rural area of Kwahu East in the Eastern Region of Ghana. It holds the highest habitable town in Ghana upon a mountainous area so we have the benefit of a cooler overall temperature especially on the evenings and mornings. The volunteer house is in one of the larger local towns (Abetifi) where there are banks, shops, market etc. The volunteer programs you will be visiting will be spread from the towns to just twenty minutes down the road on the road to Lake Volta (the largest man made lake in the world) where we work with remote villages to strengthen their facilities and improve their way of life. Life is fairly laid back in the area and time is soon spent chatting with people in passing and visiting friends. The Kwahu area has an extremely low crime rate and volunteers are given the chance and encouraged to explore the local towns alone or in groups with our team.

Our History

Although indvidually we have experience for many years with volunteering programs we have just came together at the start of 2017 under the branding of Atlas Volunteers. With our new partnered organisations and sponsors we hope for a busy year and hope to maximise our affect in Ghana.

Our Mission

We aim to improve the lives primarily of the population of the Kwahu East district of Ghana. Initially focusing on education, youth development and health we will move to adult welfare and social enterprises. Aiming to provide quality, constant education to the youth and a chance of employment or self development to the rest of the adult population.

Who Are We Looking For?

We are looking for flexible, caring volunteers who have the drive to not only help but to familiarise themselves with the local culture and characters. We advise longer placements as it gives us and yourself a greater chance to get stuck into a program however we understand that short terms are sometimes prefered especially when visiting Africa or volunteering for the first time.

The main focus of the project is on
Contact Person
Sandra Asantewah
Sandra Asantewah
Spoken Languages
English

Social Impact

What Is Our Social Impact?

Atlas Volunteers we aim to have a positive social impact on deprived communities by providing quality education in a safe environment, supplying learning materials to all students and improving local healthcare and their faciltiies.

What Have We Done So Far?

In a short period of time we have been able to start construction of a three roomed classroom block where the classes were found to be sheltering under trees in a particular remote village. This will provide 100+ children with a safe learning environment for many years to come. 

We continually distribute books and educational materials to schools and libaries who would other have no access to these items, they provide a welcome distraction to the students and a vital learning tool as the majority of learning in Ghana is done through dictation using a chalkboard.

With no 'substitute' teacher process in place classes are often left to their own devices if a teacher is absent, however we are proud that within our local area of focus we have reduced this from a worrying rate to a rarity.

Who Do We Help?

We are primarily focusing on helping and improving the lives of the Kwahu East district. It is a semi-rural part of Ghana with a population of around 77,000. The most common occupation of people is Traders and Farmers which often bring at the lower end of the income scale. Day to day life in the remote villages can be tough with no electricty in areas, no running water however their positivity and enthusiasm for education will put a smile on anyones face. Our main decision for basing in this area is during our first time volunteering we fell in love with the place, people and the way of life which we hope that many more people can come and experience our home away from home.

Pursued Sustainable Development Goals